"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
The Chinese government has approved a massive spending package, with 450 billion euros being pledged to help the world’s fourth biggest economy ride
There have been clashes between Indonesian police and emotional supporters of the Bali nightclub bombers following their execution. Thousands of
Three men sentenced to death for the Bali bombings in 2002 have been executed in Indonesia. Imam Samudra, Amrozi Nurhasyim, and Ali Ghufron Mukhlas
Iran has reacted angrily to comments from the US President-elect. Iran’s parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said the US is “walking the same wrong
The Iraqi government says it is confident that US President-elect Barack Obama will not jeopardise the country’s improving security by hastening the
The outcome of the US election is almost certain to have an impact on Iraq, with both candidates having differing views on the withdrawal of
Hundreds of children who survived Pakistan’s recent earthquake are reported to have fallen ill with potentially fatal diseases. The Pakistani
There are signs the US-led coalition in Afghanistan may consider negotiation as a way out of the conflict with the Taliban.
This week, officials
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has requested early elections after failing to bring together a new coalition government.
Livni was was handed
US attack helicopters have launched a raid on a farm in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border, killing at least eight civilians and injuring
Israel faces a general election more than a year ahead of schedule. Although opinion polls are forecasting a win for the opposition right-wing Likud
At least forty one people are dead and dozens are still missing in Yemen after torrential rain left swathes of the country under water. Yemen is
The tainted baby milk scandal has prompted a tough crackdown by the authorities in China. Inspectors have been destroying a mountain of contaminated
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has ended talks to form a new coalition government and called for an early parliamentary election. Discussions
China finds itself under increasing pressure to help save the world economy. EU chief Jose Manuel Barroso wants Beijing and other major Asian
India has launched its first unmanned mission to the Moon.
Chandrayaan-1, or Moon Vehicle, blasted off from a southern Indian space centre shortly
Few surprises are expected in today’s presidential election in Azerbaijan, with the incumbent almost certain to be voted in for a second term
It has been a day of carnage in Pakistan after two bombings within a couple of hours of each other.
A car bomb exploded at a police barracks in
Fourteen foreign tourists have died in a plane crash in Nepal, as the aircraft they were travelling in attempted to land at a remote airport known as
Thailand’s image as a peaceful, tropical paradise has taken a further battering, as anti-government protestors clashed with riot police. Some people